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How to Bake Sweet Potatoes

Nisha Vora
How to bake delicious sweet potatoes every time! Plus, five delicious stuffed sweet potato recipes that are quick, easy to make, healthy, vegan and gluten-free.
5 from 12 votes
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 52 mins
Course Side Dish


  • Large sweet potatoes (however many you want)


  • Preheat the oven to 425°F (218°C). Lightly slash or prick the sweet potatoes several times with a sharp knife to allow for even ventilation. This allows steam to escape and allows the heat to get into the insides of the potato, which in turn helps the potatoes bake evenly throughout and prevents them from bursting in the oven.
  • Place the potatoes on a baking sheet (I line mine with parchment paper for easy cleanup). Bake for 45-60 minutes, or until the potatoes are fork tender and don’t give any resistance.*


Smaller sweet potatoes will need about 40-45 minutes. Really large sweet potatoes will need 60-70 minutes.
Keyword baked sweet potato
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